Top Sectors Primed for 3D Printing Success

Various industry verticals are adopting industrial 3D printing, often referred to as additive manufacturing (AM), to drastically transform value chains and shape the manufacturing world of the future. The following industries, in particular, have the most to gain from the flexible design freedom, sustainability, rapid product development, and cost advantages associated with AM.


Aviation & Space

In an industry where every part is mission-critical, AM is fueling the new space race by delivering previously unimaginable capabilities. Rapid prototyping and production, functional integration, design complexity, and safety compliance are key drivers for 3D printing in aerospace. AM’s ability to minimize materials and weight also help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. That's why leaders in space and aviation come to us to advance their innovation with AM.



AM allows for cost-effective, high-performance, patient-specific solutions. This makes it possible to manufacture better performing and more economically viable medical devices, implants, prostheses, and orthoses while improving patient outcomes.


Mobility & Transportation

Clean-sheet EV designs require the most advanced manufacturing technology, and AM delivers. Furthermore, traditionally engineered applications are finding extended life due to the digital nature of industrial 3D printing. From on-demand spare parts to serial customization, the world’s most well-known vehicle manufacturers and motorsports brands are using AM to avoid unnecessary overproduction and maximize customer satisfaction.


Manufacturing & Tooling

AM enables quick adaptation of production systems and component integration, and it also accelerates time-to-market by reducing assembly times. The extensive design freedom of AM also makes it possible to incorporate state-of-the-art safety elements and predetermined breaking points.


Consumer Goods & Electronics

Industrial 3D printing opens a universe of design opportunities for mass customization and tailor-made consumer goods. Designers and engineers can convert almost any conceivable shape into a physical product swiftly and flexibly with minimal material consumption.


Energy & Gas

When manufacturing parts for the energy sector, functional integration and heat resistance are decisive factors for longevity and process selection. For blades, seals, housings, and more, AM goes beyond the reach of conventional manufacturing processes.